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Microsoft Windows SBS 2008 (Small Business Server) Network Administrator, supporting Windows 7 clients.

Former Volunteer Business Administrator for the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra.

I have also been a technical writer, computer magazine tech journalist, music critic and music journalist, copywriter and publicist, and professional musician.


Nov
18
comment What are the parts of a classical composition?
Your question is meaningful but you do not realize how vast the subject is. There are many different kinds of classical music pieces and they all have different structural elements. Answering your question would take many college textbooks. Google the term "form and analysis" (use the quote marks) with regard to music composition and music theory, and you will begin to see what we mean.
Nov
18
comment problem with guitar intro on ELPs “From the Beginning”
Here is another interview with more details: forbassplayersonly.com/interview-greg-lake
Nov
18
comment problem with guitar intro on ELPs “From the Beginning”
Greg Lake: "I learned the technique of cross picking from the late and great Don Strike who taught myself, Robert Fripp and Andy Summers" greglake.com/chat/Dec3Chat.html
Nov
17
comment problem with guitar intro on ELPs “From the Beginning”
Greg Lake learned cross-picking from Robert Fripp, possibly the most technically-accomplished crosspicker of all. I can't play anything this complex, either, but I believe it was all done with the pick.
Nov
12
comment How to play barre chords high up on the neck
And that is what we are here to help you with.
Nov
12
comment How to play barre chords high up on the neck
So I think your concern is that you do not know how to figure out your own chord voicings and inversions, or how to transpose keys, because you only know how to read tablature. Perhaps it is time to learn some basic music theory.
Nov
12
comment How to play barre chords high up on the neck
The song was written for and recorded on a Fender Stratocaster-type electric guitar, upon which one can play chords up to the 20th fret. If you want to play the exact same arrangement, you will need an electric guitar of that design. Otherwise, figure out your own chord voicings that enable you to play the same chord progression and notes in a lower register, and/or transpose the song to a different, lower key.
Oct
23
comment Do all jazz musicians [in a band] need to know a song's melody?
I think the more you know about any song, the better you can play it. If you have time to learn the melody, do so. Somebody may throw you a solo, and starting with the melody is always a good idea. If you have time to learn the lyrics, it could not hurt.
Oct
2
comment Is the action of my guitar really high?
Yes, it is too high. Take it to a professional guitar technician at a music store and pay them for a setup.
Oct
1
comment Is there a gigantic dataset with songs and chords I can download?
I have no idea. Why don't you write to them and ask?
Sep
27
comment Creating a Risset glissando with Chuck - How do I get rid of the “click”
What is a chuck?
Sep
19
comment Replacing Viola and Basso continuo
You are splitting hairs, linguistically, but you are still wrong, in practice. Historically, basso continuo was always played with a harpsichord or organ or lute or theorbo for the continuo, and a bowed string bass instrument or bass reed instrument for the basso. At least one chordal instrument is mandatory for basso continuo; added to that, if available, is a bass monophonic instrument. The keyboard or guitar-family instrument is mandatory for basso continuo; the bass instrument is optional.
Sep
13
comment What are the musical instruments that have the sounding range that has at least all notes on this range A#1-C5?
I am curious: why are you asking for instruments with this specific range? Are you writing some music that requires it?
Sep
13
comment How do I tune my cello to play the second Bach suite(prelude)?
@luserdroog, I have way too much free time and my answers are often three times as long as they need to be, but I often manage to provide some useful additional background. Thanks for reading!
Sep
11
comment Just bought a digital piano - have some 'newbie' computer music questions
I meant that various different software virtual instruments have different ways of adjusting the way that the instrument responds to velocity messages. GarageBand just gives you a "sensitivity slider" whereas Pianoteq lets you plot your own free-hand curve on a graph with several data points. For whatever virtual instrument you are using, you need to read the instructions and follow them if you want to calibrate velocity sensitivity.
Sep
5
comment How can I connect my CDJ / DJM 2000 Nexus with Traktor?
This is not the best site to post questions regarding recording equipment or techniques, or working with audio gear other than musical instruments. What we specialize in here is learning to play musical instruments and to sing, and to understand subjects like reading sheet music and music theory. This may be why you've gotten downvotes.
Sep
5
comment Does there exist a singer's muzzle or silencer?
@caseyr547, I did not intend to diss you. I just think that if you are worried about singing with regard to your hearing impairment, you need to consult medical professionals. I don't think that anybody on this site has experience helping singers who are hearing-impaired. Please understand that I'm trying to point you in the right direction in the best way I know how.
Sep
5
comment Does there exist a singer's muzzle or silencer?
If this is about your health and your hearing, you had better consult a physician, and not accept advice from a place like this.
Sep
2
comment What do we call music which is not played on the beat?
There are many different specific terms for this because there are many different specific types of "not playing on the beat". If you can give us some concrete examples we can explain further.
Sep
2
comment how to get better sound through multi-effects processors
+1 for reading the instructions. That's what they are there for.